In this darkly funny dialogue driven game you play as a street dealer in the most troubled city of the fictional version of the United States, set against catastrophic economic and political situation. To survive, you have to sell everything you can get and face hard moral decisions.
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Why Early Access?

“The Dealer started as an experimental project that evolved over the course of development into something I find unique and exciting. Early Access would allow me to build the best version of the game possible with the help of the community. Their feedback would guide me throught the rest of development and help me polish the game overall.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I plan to finish the game in around 8 months. The game is structured and outlined, all key elements and systems are ready or close to it.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will include all 10 days of Story Mode with multiple endings, finished version of Survival Mode, a lot of new content, improved current content, new music score, more achievements and overall a lot more polished experience.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version includes first 4 days of Story Mode, early version of Survival Mode, Tutorial, most of the key features and systems, 14 Steam achievements and cloud saves.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, the price of the final version will be higher than the Early Access one.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Community feedback is very important and will help me shape the final version of the game. I'm going to use all the feedback from Steam users to make sure version 1.0 will be the most polished and exciting experience possible.”
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About This Game

Winterfield, Michigan. Year 2020. The crime rate and corruption level are at record high. November Massacre riots crippled the city. The mayor and city council are nothing, but puppets for the mob which took over the city. Police barely exists because of massive budget cuts, those who remained basically live on bribes. People are just trying to survive here as things in the city get worse and worse...

The Dealer is a point & click dialogue driven game where you play as a street dealer in Winterfield, the most troubled city in the fictional version of the United States, set against catastrophic economic and political situation, and looming civil war. After losing poker game with the local mob boss, Jack Coin, you are given 10 days to get 10000$, otherwise you are dead. Left without job because of mass layoffs in the city and blacklisted from every bank and credit service out there, your only choice is to ask your shady friend, Lenny, for help. With his support, you have to dive deep into the world of spontaneous trade in order to survive. You need to sell everything you can get, from bottle caps to drugs and guns, to different strangers; face hard moral decisions; avoid cops and dangerous customers; pay the rent; and also deal with the increasingly difficult political situation in the country that directly affects both your life and the city.


  • Story Mode. You have 10 days to get 10000$. You need to sell everything you can get to different strangers, avoid cops and pay the rent in order to survive as the whole city descends to the bizzare version of urban hell. Early Access version includes first 4 days of Story Mode.
  • Survival Mode. Survive as long as you can in the increasingly challenging and hostile environment. Unlike Story Mode, this mode takes place in 2019, a year before the election, it differs in content and all its events are randomized, not scripted.
  • Dialogue System with a wide variety of interactions and potential choices. Mix of scripted and non-scripted dialogues.
  • Morality System. The way you treat customers affects both gameplay and game's ending, sometimes in unexpected ways.
  • Political Events System. One of the core features of the game that makes it more diverse and increasingly challenging. Every day Winterfield Daily newspaper headlines and Fred Tomato TV propaganda directly affect dialogues, prices, bribes, your rent and which item is legal or not. They also tell you news about game's world and reflect some choices you make. Newspaper headlines and TV propaganda are scripted in Story Mode, but randomized in Survival Mode.
  • Dynamic Play Style. You can play it really slowly, you can play it like a speedrunner or balance between these two.
  • Many different characters, both procedural and handmade.
  • Lots of different items with 3 levels of rarity.
  • Dark humor.
  • Multiple endings. (will be available in full release)
  • Developed by one person.
  • You can sell bottle caps for 100$ to not very bright customers with the power of conviction!


Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game contains bad language, blood and drug references.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3, 2.3 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screens with aspect ratio 5:4 and 4:3 are not recommended!
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5, 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Processor: Intel Core i3, 2.3 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screens with aspect ratio 5:4 and 4:3 are not recommended!
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Processor: Intel Core i5, 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubunthu/Steam OS
    • Processor: Intel Core i3, 2.3 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screens with aspect ratio 5:4 and 4:3 are not recommended!
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubunthu/Steam OS
    • Processor: Intel Core i5, 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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